3:45 pm February 3, 2010, by Chip Towers
Georgia finished second in recruiting yet again.
Five-star wide receiver Christian Green of Tampa Catholic High School in Florida chose the Florida State Seminoles over the Bulldogs. He told an ESPNU television audience that he toiled over the decision.
Green had connections to both schools, but they all led through FSU. His uncle, E.G. Green, was a star wide receiver for the Seminoles in the 1990s but his offensive coordinator in those days was Mark Richt. The Greens have maintained a relationship with the Richts ever since.
But the power of playing for the fast-building Seimnoles of new head coach Jimbo Fisher just a couple of hours up the road in Tallahassee was too great.
It was the second close, head-to-head battle the Bulldogs lost to FSU on Wednesday. The Seminoles also held on to linebacker Telvin Smith, who wavered significantly before finally signing with FSU late Wednesday morning.
Green played quarterback at Tampa Catholic and led them to the state finals. He will play wide receiver in college.
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